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Wealthy Indians reporting lower income, paying less tax: DSE study

The study found that the average taxable income reported by the bottom 10 per cent of households was more than 170 per cent of family wealth

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The study found that the average taxable income reported by the bottom 10 per cent of households was more than 170 per cent of the family wealth

Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
A study by the Delhi School of Economics (DSE) has found that the wealthier a household, the lesser the income reported by it relative to its wealth. The recent measures taken by the government against unlawful income and wealth hoarding, however, have delivered the intended results, the study has found, with an increasing trend in income reported by the wealthiest in the past few years.

The study has estimated the relationship between wealth and reported income for more than 7,600 families and their adult members. The data sources include affidavits filed by election contestants in 2014 and 2019, the

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First Published: Jan 19 2023 | 4:52 PM IST

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